How NFL Draft prospects from the FCS are ranked

By CRAIG HALEY

STATS FCS Senior Editor

(STATS) - When FCS players get selected in the 2019 NFL Draft, expect Delaware safety Nasir Adderley to go first, and the general feeling is Western Illinois defensive tackle Khalen Saunders and Alabama State offensive tackle Tytus Howard will be up next.

Where it goes from there is anybody's guess.

There's plenty of different predictions for FCS players in national draft rankings, including a comparison of CBS Sports, Josh Buchanan Scouting/Draft Countdown, NFL Draft Bible and The Draft Network.

Pre-draft grades suggest it could be a down year for the lower half of Division I, which has come to average about 18 selections in a draft.

With compensatory picks, the draft will go as follows: Round 1: picks 1-32; Round 2: 33-64; Round 3: 65-102; Round 4: 103-138; Round 5: 139-173; Round 6: 174-214; and Round 7: 215-254

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FCS Top 15 Rankings

CBS Sports

Jazz Ferguson, Chidi Okeke and Darryl Johnson Jr. relinquished their final season of eligibility to enter the draft.

1. Nasir Adderley, FS, Delaware: 2nd Round

2. Tytus Howard, OT, Alabama State: 3rd

3. Khalen Saunders, DT, Western Illinois: 3rd

4. Oli Udoh, OT, Elon: 6th

5. Jimmy Moreland, CB, James Madison: 6th

6. Keelan Doss, WR, UC Davis: 6th

7. Jazz Ferguson, WR, Northwestern State: 7th

8. Jordan Brown, CB, South Dakota State: 7th

9. Alex Wesley, WR, Northern Colorado: 7th

10. Chidi Okeke, OL, Tennessee State: 7th

11. Bruce Anderson, RB, North Dakota State: Undrafted Free Agent

12. Donald Parham, TE, Stetson: UFA

13. B.J. Autry, OG, Jacksonville State: UFA

14. Easton Stick, QB, North Dakota State: UFA

15. Darryl Johnson Jr., DE, North Carolina A&T: UFA

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Josh Buchanan Scouting/Draft Countdown

Long-time small-school draft evaluator Buchanan projects the most FCS selections. Of note are his rankings of Drew Forbes and Easton Stick.

1. Nasir Adderley, FS, Delaware: 2nd

2. Khalen Saunders, DT, Western Illinois: 3rd-4th

3. Jordan Brown, CB, South Dakota State: 3rd-4th

4. Drew Forbes, OG, Southeast Missouri State: 4th

5. Jazz Ferguson, WR, Northwestern State: 4th-5th

6. Oli Udoh, OT, Elon: 4th-5th

7. Iosua Opeta, OG, Weber State: 5th

8. Tytus Howard, OT, Alabama State: 5th

9. Easton Stick, QB, North Dakota State: 5th

10. Keelan Doss, WR, UC Davis: 5th-6th

11. Donald Parham, TW, Stetson: 6th

12. Josh Miles, OT, Morgan State: 6th-7th

13. Jake Dolegala, QB, Central Connecticut State: 6th-7th

14. Jimmy Moreland, CB, James Madison: 7th

14. Darryl Johnson Jr., DE, North Carolina A&T: 7th

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NFL Draft Bible

A heavy dose of offensive linemen, including Josh Miles with a third-round grade, stand out in the rankings.

1. Nasir Adderley, FS, Delaware: 2nd

2. Tytus Howard, OT, Alabama State: 3rd

3. Khalen Saunders, DT, Western Illinois: 3rd

4. Josh Miles, OT, Morgan State: 3rd

5. Iosua Opeta, OG, Weber State: 3rd

6. Oli Udoh, OT, Elon: 4th

7. Jimmy Moreland, CB, James Madison: 5th

8. Jordan Brown, CB, South Dakota State: 5th

9. Keelan Doss, WR, UC Davis: 6th

10. Ethan Greenidge, OT, Villanova: 7th

11. Drew Forbes, OG, Southeast Missouri State: UFA

12. Jesper Horsted, WR, Princeton: UFA

13.(T) Emmanuel Butler, WR, Northern Arizona: UFA

13.(T) Marquez Tucker, OT, Southern Utah: UFA

13.(T) Tanner Volson, C, North Dakota State: UFA

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The Draft Network

Nasir Adderley is ranked 17th overall by TDN. No ranking for South Dakota State's Jordan Brown appears to be an oversight.

1. Nasir Adderley, FS, Delaware: 2nd

2. Khalen Saunders, DT, Western Illinois: 3rd

3. Tytus Howard, OT, Alabama State: 3rd

4. Oli Udoh, OT, Elon: 4th

5. Bruce Anderson, RB, North Dakota State: 6th

6. B.J. Blunt, LB, McNeese: 6th

7. Jimmy Moreland, CB, James Madison: 7th

8. Josh Miles, OT, Morgan State: 7th

9. Emmanuel Butler, WR, Northern Arizona: UFA

10. Keelan Doss, WR, UC Davis: UFA

11. Alex Wesley, WR, Northern Arizona: UFA

12. Jazz Ferguson, WR, Northwestern State: UFA

13. Donald Parham, TE, Stetson: UFA

14. Derick Roberson, DE, Sam Houston State: UFA

15. Sterling Sheffield, OLB, Maine: UFA

Updated April 9, 2019

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